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  •  I read this afternoon that she herself had (2+ / 0-)
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    Lucy Montrose, jayden

    referred to Tam as a friend.

     I started wondering--have any other schools been named after gay women or men?

    Condolences to family and friends of Ms. Ride.

    •  Harvey Milk (2+ / 0-)
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      has at least 3 schools named after  him.

      if you count non-out gays (like Sally Ride) probably hundreds.

      "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war" - John Adams

      by esquimaux on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 07:10:33 PM PDT

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      There is a Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester, PA, but the school created quite a controversy a few years ago by failing to so much as mention his homosexuality his biography on the school's web site much less his leadership in the LGBT Civil Rights Movement late in his life. They have since put up a link to a video biography that does mention he was gay.

      Barbara Jordan has several schools named in her honor including elementaries in Austin, Odessa, and Richmond, TX, and middle schools in Cibolo, TX and Detroit, MI.

      Above it is mentioned Harvey Milk has three schools named for him.

      I can't think of any other schools named for prominent figures who were definitively known to be LGBT.

      "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

      by craigkg on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 08:25:29 PM PDT

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    •  Bayard Rustin High School (1+ / 0-)
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      Near West Chester, Pa.  There was some controversy about the name from the radical right wing, but sanity won out.

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